The rear door glass on your SUV, truck, van or car is just as likely to be damaged in a collision as your windshield or any of the other pieces of vehicle glass. The glass can also get scratched or chipped by road debris, or smashed by a vandal or thief who wants to gain access to your vehicle. If the pane is smashed, it will obviously need to be replaced straight away, otherwise your vehicle won’t be secure. However, a chip can also cause a problem, as it will weaken the structure of the glass, and leave it liable to develop into a crack in the future if you don’t get something done about it. The sad thing is that a chip on your rear door glass can’t be repaired the same way a windshield chip can be fixed – the type of glass used for vehicle side windows is different from the laminated glass used for windshields, and repairs just aren’t possible. However small the area of damage, you will need to replace the back door glass. The good news is that our network is one of the leading US automotive glass repair and replacement service providers, and our network members replace all types of vehicle glass every day, so they’re real experts in the field. We have a simple to use process to get free, no-obligation quotes for work such as rear door glass replacement, and our system gives you immediate access to our more than 300 call-out mobile technicians and drive-in repair center, which cover the whole of the US. We’ve done away with the need to phone around every repair shop in the area, or search on the internet for ‘rear door glass replacement near me’ and try to make a price comparison. The contact information for your local same day or next day vehicle glass repair experts is available all in one place, and they are all reputable and well-established independent businesses who are keen to do a top-quality job for you. To get your rear door glass replaced quickly and easily, simply ask us for a no-obligation auto glass replacement quote.
How the rear door glass is replaced
The amount of work involved will depend on whether the glass is totally smashed, or just slightly damaged. For a smashed pane, the technician will remove all the loose debris and splinters of glass before taking off the interior door panel to get to the remains of the pane.
For a less damaged back door window, the technician can simply take off the interior door panel to get to the entire pane.
The glass will need to be disconnected from the mechanism inside the door that is used to raise and lower the glass – this could be a manual mechanism, or an electric-powered one, and the type of mechanism varies depending upon the make and type of the vehicle. The old glass can then be totally removed.
The technician will insert a new pane of glass, and connect it to the mechanism. After giving everything a good clean, the workings will be tested to ensure all is well before the door panel is re-fitted. A thorough clean of the area around the repaired window will also be done to remove all the debris or dust that could have been disturbed by taking off the door panel.
If there are no complications with the work, the job should only take around one hour, and because no adhesives are involved there is no curing time to worry about – the vehicle can be driven straight away.
Your vehicle’s security, safety and ability to withstand weather depends upon all the glass being intact and undamaged, so it makes sense to put your rear door glass replacement into the hands of someone who is competent to do the job properly. For access to reliable and reputable automotive glazing specialists, you can’t do better than use the myWindshield network if you need to replace your damaged glass.
We are auto glass repair & replacement specialists
Did you know, the windshield, and all the other panes of glass that are fitted into your vehicle, are essential to the strength of the structure? It’s easy to just think of them as simply ways to let in light and to see out, but in fact, whether you drive a car, van, SUV or truck, the glass contributes around 30% of the total structural strength. Each piece has undergone rigorous design and testing to ensure it helps to streamline the body shape, and therefore help with gas mileage. The type of glass used for each type of pane (toughened, laminated, tempered ...) has also been carefully selected in order to ensure driver and passenger safety if some kind of collision or other damaging incident occurs. Even small areas of damage, whether it is a scratch, a rock chip or a crack, can compromise the vehicle’s capability to keep the occupants safe, and should be assessed and rectified to prevent them developing further.
All the members of the myWindshield network are on hand to offer their expertise on all matters relating to your vehicle glass, so if you need the back door glass replaced, you know where to go. With certified mobile technicians and repair centers across the US, we guarantee you will get the best in customer care combined with consistently high-quality workmanship, at best prices.